A romantic, quiet woodland hideaway, 15 minutes walking distance from the Pembrokeshire beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach.
Originally an artist's studio and pottery, the property incorporates many reclamation features including seating from a Suffolk chapel, shelving upcycled from GWR rail lifters, old piano timber for cupboards and a lamp made from an old post box stand! You'll also find some pieces of pottery on display from its working past, which the owners found during its renovation.
Sitting on the sofa feels like being in a treehouse as you get a stunning 'infinity view' through the immense beech tree canopy across the valley.
Wildlife is a big draw here, Tawny and Barn owls can be heard and there are regular sightings of lesser spotted woodpeckers. The area is also a haven for Bats, Foxes and Badgers can also be viewed from the deck, going about their lives in the valley below.
Woodland birds make the perfect companions to an alfresco breakfast on Snoozy Bears decking where the trees shimmer and rustle underneath an ever-moving canopy of dappled sunlight.
Listen to the surf on Abermawr beach, and the burbling stream in the valley, this amazing cabin feels off the beaten track, yet it's easy to get back to the real world. You may spot smoke rising out of nearby Abermawr cottage’s chimney, but that's the only telltale sign of any neighbours in this fairytale setting.
Snoozy Bear's king-size bedroom is a relaxing place to rest with traditional Welsh tapestry cushions from the nearby Tregwynt Woollen Mill and high-quality bedding. The Jotul wood burner keeps the cottage lovely and warm, perfect for year-round breaks.
There are several walks to explore from the front door, but you have the comfort of knowing that when you return, and once walking boots are kicked off; this magical Pembrokeshire hideaway really starts to come to life; at dusk why not light the BBQ and have a meal cooked in the outdoors to the sound of the waves on nearby Abermawr beach.
Live like a local, discovering the best-hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your stay in this corner of Pembrokeshire; The historical city of St Davids is a short drive away and has a good choice of restaurants, pubs and cafes. After a day exploring the Pembrokeshire coast, retreat to the cosy interior and spend an hour or two watching a favourite film with a glass of wine before hunkering down on the sofa, watching the world darkening outside.
1 king-size bed - which is separate from the main living quarters.
Shower room with hot water shower, w/c, heated towel rail, and a large hand basin.
Cooker with hob, kettle, toaster, and a well-equipped kitchen area.
Wi-Fi is available at this property.
Heating and Lighting
Electric lighting, hot shower, and running water, log burner.
Grounds and Nearby
A delightful decked area sits proudly in front of the cabin and offers stunning woodland veiws, relaxing wildlife can be heard from around the cabin.
Private parking for 1 vehicle.
Check in from 17:30 and check out by 09:30These are recommended check-in/out times to allow Covid-19 sanitisation, earlier/later times may be available by request with the owner
Bus stop at Mathry
1 king-size bedroom - which is separate from the main open plan living quarters, includes a king-size bed, bedside cabinets, and lamps. Wardrobe storage space and beautiful views drop the bed.
Open plan living quarters with Smart Tv and Jotul Woodburner. (Starter packer of logs provided).
Shower room, which is again separate from the other spaces and is home to a hot water shower, w/c, heated towel rail, and a large hand basin.
Towels are provided. (Please bring your own beach towels).
The kitchen includes a cooker with hob, kettle, toaster, and a well-equipped kitchen area.
A delightful decked area sits proudly in front of the cabin and offers stunning woodland views, relaxing wildlife can be heard from around the cabin.
Abermawr & Aberbach beaches - just 15 minutes walk away
Footpaths through the National Trust woodlands lead you to the sand and shingle beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach, dogs are welcome all year round - this is a walkers paradise. Woodlands carpeted with bluebells, wood anemones, wild garlic and alive with birdsong in the spring and seals can be spotted on the shoreline in the Autumn. The remains of a long-vanished petrified forest can be seen at Abermawr and the pretty cove of Aberbach is good for seal spotting in September.
Local towns and Villages
Mathry village in Pembrokeshire Coastal Park
The hilltop village of Mathry has a pub, (good bar food and welcoming atmosphere - within walking distance for the energetic - take a torch to guide you home) and a church which is part of ' Saints & Stones' - included in a tour of the Pilgrims Ways of Pembrokeshire.
Porthgain was once a prosperous nineteenth-century industrial harbour that exported slate from local quarries at Porthgain and Abereiddi. Now the village is popular for water sport enthusiasts - boaters, rowers, fishermen and canoeists - their activities overlooked by relics of the industrial past. Eat out at the popular Sloop Inn and award-winning Shed Fish Restaurant.
Spend a few hours exploring the thriving ancient village city. Its charming huddle muddle of shops, galleries, bars and restaurant are protectively arranged around magnificent St Davids Cathedral and the atmospheric Bishop's Palace ruins.
Fishguard Town and The Last Invasion Tapestry
Fishguard Farmers Market is held in the Fishguard Town Hall every Saturday and a weekly market every Thursday. There are delicious local produce and crafts on offer and the market is well worth a visit. Upstairs in the Town Hall the gallery contains the remarkable Last Invasion Tapestry. Made in 1997 to commemorate the bicentenary of the 1797 invasion by the French - the last time the British mainland was invaded! This amazing piece of work was created by local needle workers and tells the story in the style of that told by the famous Bayeux Tapestry.
A little further up the coast is the popular village of Newport. This pretty village has a number of cafes and restaurants to suit a wide range of budgets. Visit the wide Blue Flag sandy beach at Newport or take your boat down to launch at the Parrog Sailing Club.
Attractions & temptations
Melin Tregwynt Woollen Mill
Visit Melin Tregwynt Woollen Mill to discover exclusive wool blankets, throws, cushions and clothing all woven in Wales - enjoy a snack or meal in the cafe and perhaps buy a unique holiday souvenir.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path To make the best of your holiday and the Pembrokeshire coastline take time to enjoy the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - definitely the jewel of the county. The dramatic coastal scenery, flower and wildlife are what make Pembrokeshire one of the world's best holiday destinations (National Geographic voted Pembrokeshire the 2nd best coastal destination in the world!) Splendid at all times of year, the explosion of colour with the spring flowers is something to behold!
Riding the Coastal 'Shuttle' Bus
Coastal shuttle buses trundle round the lanes during the summer months. This mode of transport is ideal for hassle-free access to the Coastal Path, the beaches and coves. You can join and leave the busses at will - so leave your car behind and enjoy this beautiful part of Pembrokeshire without the worry of your carbon footprint or your fuel bill.
Big Beaches for picnics and sunset walks
A short drive will take you to the Blue Flag beach at Whitesands. The cafe serves breakfast and evening meals in the summer season or why not enjoy a takeaway and sit on the beach to see the spectacular sunsets. Day trips ahoy Boat
Trips and Offshore Islands
Adventures for both the brave and timid. When you have seen the coastline from the coastal path complete the experience by going to sea. The Pembrokeshire coast is Britain's only coastal National Park and is a treasure-trove of birds and flowers, fish and marine mammals. Take a trip round Ramsey Island. Boats for both the brave and the timid leave from St Justinians and will take you round the Island and out to sea - or to land and spend the day wandering this amazing, rugged Island. Crews complete the experience by giving a wealth of local information - it is the experience of a lifetime!
Preseli Mountains & Gwaun Valley
Inland explore the Preseli Mountains, wonderful views, gentle hill walking, cycling, driving and in a timeless world of its own the mysterious beautiful hidden Gwaun Valley with its hanging deciduous woodlands.
TYF & Preseli Ventures
Do something a little different and get the adrenaline flowing on an adventure day out - kayaking, surfing, climbing or coasteering. Take a step into the unknown with the experienced guides. Best of all experience it in the beautiful and rugged surroundings of the Pembrokeshire Coast.
Visit a splendid reconstructed Iron Age settlement where roundhouses have been built on original Iron Age foundations. Peep into the past and experience how Iron Age folk lived their daily lives.
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